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This Holiday, Give Them the Neon Lights – Crain's 5 boros

Theater: This Holiday, Give Them the Neon Lights – Crain's 5...

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Family-Friendly Entertainment: Kids' Night on Broadway and a Giant ...

Family-Friendly Entertainment: Kids' Night on Broad...

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Final weekend to visit the Whitney and the Jeff Koons Retrospective - Crain's 5Boros

Art lovers, this is the last weekend to visit our beloved Whitney in its current location on the Upper East Side. The museum will close its doors on Sunday, October 19, reopening on an unspecified dat...

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Need a Break from the Holiday Crowds? Take a Cruise around the City to Celebrate Winter - Crain's 5Boros

Sometimes I feel like Mean Old Mister Scrooge this time of the year. A simple taxi ride takes four times as long as it should, assuming you can even find a taxi. Busses are full up at 7am. And you hav...

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Ride the Subway on March 21, Hear a Free Classical Music Concert — It’s Bach’s Birthday - Crain's 5Boros

Celebrate the birthday of one of the world’s great composers with a program of free concerts happening all over the city. Bach in the Subways internationally on March 21, with a program of 13 concerts...

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Explore the Wild and Winsome World of Isaac Mizrahi - Crain's 5Boros

Fashionistas and non-fashionistas alike can bask in the colorblock glow of Isaac Mizrahi at the Jewish ......

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Latin Dance Festival Kicks off with Cuban Dance Company on February 18

Havana Rakatan I’ve just returned from an amazing trip to Cuba and I can’t get enough of the high-energy music and dance scene there. But if you can’t go right away, despite the new relaxation on trav...

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Quiet New York: Where to Find Your Zen in the City - Crain's 5Boros

by Meryl Pearlstein. We've had the Pope, the GA, Coldplay and Beyoncé and their fans in Central Park. Road closures, subway shutdowns, and incessant ......

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Tony Awards Simulcast in Duffy Square along with Live Broadway Performances, June 7 - Crain's 5Boros

Last week’s “Stars in the Alley”, United Airlines’ and the Broadway League’s presentation of Broadway song and dance, left me thirsting for more.  It’s a great time to get your tickets to a Broadway d...

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Rock ’n Roll Photography Exhibit

If you love rock ‘n roll the way I do, you shouldn’t miss this new exhibit by British photographer Mick Rock at SUMO gallery in TriBeCa. Titled EXPOSED, the exhibit does just that: it exposes the ofte...

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Dine Out for a Cure for Breast Cancer at Ça Va This Month

Pink Madeleines Recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Todd English's Ca Va Brasserie Although the leaves are turning red and yellow, October is the month for pink awareness, National Breast Cance...

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Hurry to These Must-See Plays–Before The Year Is Over

As the winter theater season comes to a close, there are some shows you should try to see before it’s too late. On Your Feet! – this joyful Latin musicfest about the life of Gloria Estefan will have y...

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May 2015 – Crain's 5 boros

by Meryl Pearlstein. This is a weekend to eat, eat, and eat… for a good cause. The New Taste of the Upper West Side is where you want to head to sample the ......

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October in New York City: Benefits for Peace, Music and Parks

The city kicks off its October event schedule with three programs for good causes: peace, music, and parks. On October 6, Yoko Ono, founder of Imagine Peace, invites you to help her create the world’s...

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December 2015 – Crain's 5 boros

by Meryl Pearlstein. As the winter theater season comes to a close, there are some shows you should try to see before it's too late. On Your Feet! – this joyful ......